Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I'm playing with SHELTER again - this time in the lovely colorway known as "Nest", which is totally appropriate, since every minute I'm not knitting right now, I'm working on all the steps to settle into life in our new house. We get the keys in about 2 weeks, which is getting crazy close.

Last Saturday, we dragged our kids to two kitchen showrooms to pick out new cabinets. They loved every minute of it, as you can imagine. We walked away with our heads a little spinny, but with a cool plan for the new digs that includes a big 6 burner stove, and lots of shelves - which, FYI - are cheaper than actual cabinets. And the actual cabinets we picked will be a cool dark yellow color, about which I'm kind of excited.

Plans for the new abode also include an entire sweater closet, full of shelves and cedar, because this old house has Extra Closets (I never knew those even existed!!) So, yes, that sweater closet is going to be in addition to my OWN 6'x4' clothing closet, which will be in my actual bedroom. I've never had a master bedroom before, so this is a whole new world for me. Very exciting.

In order to pay for some of it (like maybe the sweater shelves), I'll have a new pattern out next week for summer (see the little hint on the sidebar), and another warm weather number coming in June. In order to pay for the rest of it, I may have to sell my children out as day laborers this summer, but am thinking the closet could be worth it, and since they won't have any friends in the new town, they might be bored anyways.

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For drinks this week, we've hit Trader Joe's and are sampling our way through a batch of under $10 wines. So far, so good. And I will be making the sangria with one of those bottles this weekend. Stay tuned for the recipe and thanks for all the tips - there were some good ones, and I've taken notes down...

9 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

I'm looking forward to your new pattern, though I'm still more likely to make a Dark and Stormy first!

Kathleen said...

So excited for you about the house - the sweater closet sounds fantastic. And I'm working on a project in Nest, too. Do you find that it has an astounding amount of VM?

Kristen said...

I hope you share lots of pics of your new house, not just the toaster oven, but lots of others and even more as you remodel. So exciting.

I live in a 70 year old home and have lots of built in cupboards and drawers, and even with all my loot, I still have a few empty spaces. It's nice. But a sweater closet??? That sounds like a dream.

Remember, pictures please. Thanks!

Oh, and I think it is wonderful that your design business has taken off so well. Your patterns are always so well done.

janna said...

Your kids don't have anything else to do this summer, do they? I moved from a place with great closets to one really lacking them, and I'd certainly get my cat a job if it meant more closets! ;-)

knittingmydayaway.com said...

You are getting yellow capinets??!!! I am so jealous!!

yoel said...

Wow, a sweater closet! I'm so jealous!

Also, all wines taste good in sangria. It's a no-fail option.

Ness said...

How exciting! I can only dream of a sweater closet...for now. If my boy gets a fish garage in the distant future when we get a house together, I can negotiate a sweater closet too, I hope. :)

I hope you plan on sharing pictures of your wonderful new house! It sounds amazing!

Hilary said...

A sweater closet?! DUDE. That is freaking amazing. Good luck finishing up everything with the house Two weeks -- wow!

I love what you've been knitting lately. The purple retro number is gorgeous.

And have you tried the Trader Joe's Honeymoon Viognier yet? It's about $6 out here and is delicious.

Hubby said...

What sweater closet?!!